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Complimenting typeface

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by PrintME, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    In need of some help! Im using bebas neue and I'm trying to find a complimenting typeface to go with it, but i can't seem to find any that match it as its quite a harsh typeface.

    I had thought of using a bold serif to accompany it? any suggestions?

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  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Try and find a font that has similar x height and kerning, width of letters and etc. this will give a feeling of homogeneity.

    Try the serif fonts that are thin, the same weight, or a lot thicker - but don't go a "bit thinner", or "about the same weight" or "a little bigger" - as it will look like a mistake.


    There really is no rule about it -

    Setup a line of type in Bebas

    Setup the same line of type and cycle through different fonts and compare it and just go with your gut on it.
     
  3. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    does this work? its bebas and georgia bold italic. I am going to try a few more though Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 16.10.55.jpg
     
  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    It's a very small screen shot.
     
  5. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    opps. only just noticed that. Will get a better one uploaded shortly!
     
  6. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    promotional flyers6.jpg it needs tweaking but you get the idea (hopefully)
     
  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Using a serif font with a sans serif font is kind of conflicting
     
  8. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    I realise that but I think it works quite well
     
  9. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    I agree with CLHB, it's very conflicting.

    Maybe a thinner serif font would be better.
     
  10. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    What about it makes you feel it works well? I don't mean to sound condescending, I am just interested in the way other people see fonts.

    I think Georgia is like Times New Romans fat cousin.
     
  11. PrintME

    PrintME Member

    I'm not 100% sure about it but there's just something in my mind that makes me think it works but I just can't pin what it is. I think it's the 'opposites attract' idea.
     

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